9 non-chocolate Easter gifts for babies and toddlers
Whether your child is a bit too young to be getting stuck into the Easter eggs, you’re leaving the sweet treats for Grandma to dole out, or you’re just looking for something a bit different for your child, you might be looking for alternative gift ideas this Easter.
Anything featuring a rabbit will be right on trend at this time of year, or you can branch out into other cute and cuddly animal motifs – ducklings are another popular choice. You can also track down bilby products for a truly Australian Easter experience.
Here are a few ideas to get you started when looking for non-chocolate gifts this Easter.
This 100% cotton teether makes a perfect gift for newborns and young babies. The soft floppy ears and round body make it easy for little fingers to grip on to.
Books are the perfect gift for every occasion, and you can find options with an Easter theme for every age group.
The list really is endless – but for just a few examples, there’s Easter Parade Peekaboo, a board book for the youngest readers, Easter Croc, a fun pop-up book, and Don’t Push the Button: An Easter Surprise, for kids two and up. There are also Easter books featuring classic characters, such as Grug and His First Easter, Clifford’s Happy Easter, and Beatrix Potter’s Easter Egg Hunt! with Peter Rabbit.
Why should rabbits have all the fun? This Aussie alternative is made from super soft non-allergenic synthetic fur, making this cuddly little fellow a favourite all year round.
Purebaby’s soft rattle makes a terrific gift for a young baby.
Another super cute option from Purebaby is their soft cotton velour bunny toy that has an inbuilt rattle – and very lovely floppy ears.
Eggs don’t have to be chocolate to be fun! These eggs crack open to reveal colourful chicks that cheep when pressed by little hands. Each egg only fits into one spot in the carton, making it a puzzle too.
Go beyond the traditional Easter hat or mask – you’ll find a variety of inexpensive arts and crafts kits for toddlers and young kids at shops like Kmart. Check out their Easter decoration kit, plaster egg painting kit, or the Easter activity book.
The much loved Bunnykins series makes a perfect Easter gift for babies and toddlers. The kids will love the sweet little illustrations, and you’ll love that the plates, bowls and cups are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Suitable for newborns through to toddlers, this 100% cotton hooded towel will keep your little bunny snug and cosy at bathtime.
No matter what you end up gifting your loved ones this Easter, whether it’s a sweet treat or one of these ideas, enjoy your time together!